"Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold"
Over the years, I have made some very special friends.
When you move to a new town it can be difficult to make friends. How do we meet people? Through school, work, charitable organizations, and sometimes through our children's friends. Let's face it, meeting other women and making new friends is like dating. You are attracted to someone, you get to know them, you talk on the phone. Essentially, you "date" them. You try people on and see how they fit.
Like a great pair of jeans, not everyone is going to be the perfect fit. And that's OK. You don't have to be friends with everyone.
Life is about making connections and finding people that feel good. It's easy to be a good friend when the chips are down. The true mettle of a friend is to be there when they are rising high. To enjoy each others successes. That is the kind of friend I am and the the kind of person I seek out. This quality is the hardest for some.
For me, I'd rather have a few amazing people in my life than a large group of schadenfreude losers.